Rangers sign D Stralman to 1-year deal

The Rangers have signed Anton Stralman to help fill in on an

injury-hit defensive unit.

The 25-year-old Stralman, who has played in 212 NHL games,

agreed to a one-year deal on Saturday worth $900,000. He had a

training camp tryout with the New Jersey Devils but didn’t earn a

spot.

New York is missing top defenseman Marc Staal, who is out

indefinitely because of a concussion sustained last season. Michael

Sauer has also been sidelined at times this season by a shoulder

injury.

In four seasons with Toronto and Columbus, Stralman had 11 goals

and 63 assists. He had one goal and 17 assists last season in 51

games with Columbus.

The Rangers also placed forwards Mike Rupp (knee) and Wojtek

Wolski (groin) on the injured list. Rupp will undergo arthroscopic

surgery within the next week.